Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Journalist Ejlal Ghavami to go on trial on April 22nd

Iran Press News: Translation by Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi.
Based on received reports, Ejlal Ghavami, journalist from the province of Kurdistan will go on trial on Saturday, April 22nd in the city or Sanandadj.

Among the charges brought against this journalist are: insulting the leadership, taking action against national security, connection with various anti-regime fronts, planning the uprisings of summer of 2005 in the province of Kurdistan. Ghavami who is a member of the editorial board of the banned weekly newspaper PAYAM'EH MARDOM, spent 65 days in prison however he was released on a $12000 bail.
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